“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself
with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs
that he might not defile himself.” Dan.1:8
The lesson of diet and appetite
teaches the Bible student several lessons. First and foremost is its association with sin. GOD gave guidelines for our best
diet from the beginning: “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of
all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” Gen.1:29.
Later, after the flood when the eating of animal meat was needed to sustain life GOD gave specific instructions on how man
was to eat the flesh of animals. A specific command was given: “But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood
thereof, shall ye not eat.” Gen.9:4. Remember, this was a thousand years before Israel and the “Kosher”
diet GOD ordained to maintain their health and clarity of mind.
A grand example for us today is when we look at the life of the prophet Daniel and his close friends, Shadrach, Meshach,
and Abednego. In their lives we see an unshakable faith in the most threatening circumstances, whether of being thrown into
a fiery furnace or into a den of starving lions. Their obedience to all of GOD’S commands, including their diet fortified
their resolve to stand every test and shine the glory of GOD upon all who viewed their lives. As a result, Daniel was implicitly
trusted by three kings. The principle is simple, if you keep the commandments of GOD, all are safe with you.
There is a close relationship between our temperance
in diet and one’s moral resolve. When we see the ill health of the average American these days, when we see the moral
degradation of our society, a large proportion of our failings in America rests with the chosen diet. Our government and corporations
run on a diet of liquor. Social drinking is a great crippler of judgment, especially when it comes to the poor: "It is
not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: Lest they drink, and forget the
law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted." Prov.31:4,5. And as a result of America’s drunkenness,
look how unstable we have become as a nation. As to the average American worker, he lives on unhealthy fast foods. Lunch break
gives just enough time for a quick bite to eat, and bringing healthy foods to work is rarely considered.
Americans are not educated in proper diet. Fact: You
can go to McDonald’s and buy a quarter pounder with cheese, and french fries, bring them home and place them in a closet
for 20 years. Then return to examine them, and they will look nearly the same as the day you purchased them! Even mold won’t
touch it! Fact: The healthiest foods have the shortest shelf life (except the miracle of honey). This is where canning and
root cellars traditionally have blessed families.
So, in the spiritual realm, nothing pleases Satan more than an unhealthy lifestyle, for it dramatically shortens the
life span, brings unwanted diseases and suffering, and most importantly beclouds the mind of discernment, temperance, and
willpower to obey GOD. It excites uncontrollable passions and hinders the ability to hear GOD’S Voice and thereby stunting
one’s growth into the similitude of Christ. Satan despises Jesus Christ and all that He stands for. That which Satan
despises should be our desire to attain, for “holiness unto the LORD” is the ideal for every Christian.
As the end draws near and disease continues
to rise, and minds are clouded with a hundred manmade toxins in the blood and tissues, Satan has consolidated his pawns among
men to carry out his last campaign against those faithful to Jesus Christ. And what is on the horizon of our day will bring
a final test upon GOD’S faithful children. And because GOD desires our victory in this final test He desires our implicit
trust in Him as demonstrated in the lives of the patriarchs and prophets. Every Christian is called to a far higher standard
than today’s nominal Christianity, for what is predominant in the church today is a guarantee for failure when this
last test comes. Why? Until appetite is overcome the temptation to sin will not be overcome. Eve's giving in to appetite
led her to eat the forbidden fruit (Gen.3:6). The Hebrews appetite overcame them while in the wilderness (Nu.11:4). And above
all the most important illustration for the Bible believing Christian is how Christ fasted forty days to conquer His appetite
before beginning His ministry declaring "the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." Mk.1:15.
Within the thousands of voices all
declaring “what we need,” the LORD has His “still small voice” reaching hearts for the truth, “as
the truth is in Jesus.” Eph.4:21. And if they can have the discernment to see the sins that are so prevalent in all
the churches (without exception) and shun being participants in those sins, GOD will sanctify that soul to stand when the
last call to righteousness goes forth.
this world is coming to its close the fourth angel of Revelation 18 is soon to lighten the Earth with GOD’S glory. And
it is at this time when the faithful among men will be called upon to witness GOD’S last appeal before the final apostasy
unites the human race against Christ and the Law He died to uphold, as was prophesied of Him: “he will magnify the law,
and make it honourable.” Isa.42:21. Every means the LORD has given in His Word will be put to the stretch in the lives
of the faithful. And the more attention we can give to those areas of our lives that need reformation the better our ability
to serve Christ and see the test through to the end: to the honor and glory of our LORD. Whatever is the leading sin in one’s
life, this should have the priority, to overcome it and leave it behind. A perfect example of this is seen in the life of
Judas Iscariot. What was his greatest sin? It was that of greed. Jesus knew this. And what was the position of Judas among
the twelve? Treasurer! Jesus well understood that if Judas could overcome this leading sin in his life the rest would fall
like dominos. And we may be sure that Jesus gave precious counsel to Judas in this regard.
Lastly, let us remind ourselves that 50% of Christ’s ministry was medical missionary work. And while His power
is available to heal, educating a proper lifestyle that stands in allegiance with Bible guidelines will compliment the healing
power of Christ to where the intellect will be sharpened, and the discernment blessed with wisdom. The power of GOD cannot
be called to heal the liver of a drunkard, knowing that he will go right back to drinking. It is the same principle as repentance.
Solomon gave counsel on this: “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them
shall have mercy.” Prov.28:13. GOD desires our full understanding in these matters. In summation, the trained medical
missionary, united with a heart full of Christ’s love will have a power to save souls for “the kingdom of God”
at a time when no other method will allow. Prophecy is clear on the straits that Satan is about to bring on the faithful saints.
As our liberties are progressively
being removed, every Christian would be wise to become knowledgeable in the Bible’s eight laws of health: Water, Air,
Sunlight, Diet, Rest, Exercise, Temperance, & Faith in Christ. These should be coordinated with medical missionary training:
in herbs and natural remedy treatments of detoxification, alternating hot & cold water, fomentations, hydrotherapy, physical
therapy, salt glows, etc. Those who train in this area will find a field of labor everywhere.
The key word for the closing work of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is SYMMETRY (never blessing one area of work to the
neglect of another). The LORD has set His children as watchmen on the walls of Zion. And every activity that associates with
GOD’S children is to be properly identified and noised abroad: “For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a
watchman, let him declare what he seeth.” Isa.21:6
Keepers invites every Christian to join the closing work of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and establish twelve member groups
within your respective country, heralding the titles: Commandment Keepers Kenyan Assembly, British Assemby,
Brazilian Assembly, etc. As the Bible teaches, the redeemed of earth will come from "every nation, and kindred,
and tongue, and people." Rev.14:6. And all will have stood faithful to Christ's Words, "But if thou wilt
enter into life, keep the commandments." Matt.19:17.
To meet the specific cultural
needs of the different peoples of the world, a custom tailored witness is vital for successful evangelism. While the
message of Salvation through the Creator/Christ is universal in its scope, people's cultural affections vary greatly from
land to land. What can bring tears of joy to one group can actually harden the hearts of another.
To receive this ministry outline click "The Evangelists" below. It contains all the materials needed to succeed
in this invaluable type of ministry.
Two reasons for the need of small church
companies at this time in history:
1. There are six branch ministries, which cover all areas of the closing gospel
work, providing each member with an invaluable task. Teamed up in pairs for each of the branch ministries, none
will sit on the sidelines, feeling useless, and where each have equal value to the success of the ministry's
2. Economic streamlining has become an essential factor in the closing work. As America
and other countries proceed in their place in Bible prophecy a structure of ministry must be in place to carry out
the Savior's closing work on the minds and hearts of the people just at the time it is needed the most.
This efficient, low cost approach to the closing work will be lavished with
GOD'S blessing. Each of these small church companies will be given an eloquent, persuasive testimony
by GOD: to share in the most privileged work on Earth: enlightening the world with His Glory: His redeeming love found in
the truth, as the truth is in Jesus:" as Creator of heaven and earth; what He has done: as
bearing the punishment for the sins of men; and what He is doing: interceding on behalf of His faithful children who are continuously
accused of the devil; and what He will do: deliver His faithful children when He comes again.
Through His Presence, Guidance and Intervention, the faith of Bible literate and obedient Christians will swell
to a lofty summit, preparing them for the coming of the LORD.
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